Laptop Aid

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware & Builds' started by Abolfazl, Feb 19, 2009 with 13 replies and 242 views.

  1. Abolfazl

    Abolfazl Contributor

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    Well my tax refund allows me to have (at most) $400 along with Obama's plan which is another $400 at most but these are all the best case scenarios. Anyways money is not that big of an issue for me but all of the money accumulates.

    I am looking to buy myself a Laptop but not a major one (17"+ screen or whatever). I am looking for a very simple laptop that can do simple things and is great for multimedia (audio and video).

    I was thinking about getting the Dell Inspiron Mini 9. Here are the specs I chose
    I was also browsing Newegg for some netbooks and I narrowed it down to three computers that are all $400. See them [Click here to view the link]

    Please help me and give me tips. I am not looking to spend a fortune since I am probably getting a (fullsize) laptop for college next year.


    Edit#1: I am looking for a computer that has the following specs (at least):
    OS: XP, XP: MCE, Ubuntu
    Memory: 1+ Gb (2 preferrably)
    Bluetooth: Yes
    Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
    Color: Black, Blue, Red
    DVD: Reader/Writer (Dual-layer burner would be nice too)
    Webcam: 1.3px
     
  2. JoeMal

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    Ever used Ubuntu? The Dell doesn't look bad if you are cool with that, especially since it's the only one with 2GB of RAM
     
  3. Jimmyz

    Jimmyz Enthusiast

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    You are gonna get sick of a 32gb HD real quick. I would highly recommend the new U120 MSI Wind, which has the same specs but has XP Home and a 160 gb drive.
     
  4. OP
    Abolfazl

    Abolfazl Contributor

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    I chose the 2Gb of ram myself :wink: Ive used Ubuntu before but it didnt run very well. I can always dualboot right?

    I can upgrade to 64Gb for $50 more but I also have a 300Gb hdd in an external enclosure as well, By the way.. I saw the U120. The specs were pretty good but I just didn't like the color. Not a big fan of white. I prefer Black or some sort of artsy Blue
     
  5. JoeMal

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    I don't see why you couldn't dual boot...unless there is something about the solid state drives that doesn't allow it
     
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  6. OP
    Abolfazl

    Abolfazl Contributor

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    Do you know what file system it is? Ntfs? Fat32? Ext2?
     
  7. JoeMal

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    I would assume NTFS...does Dell not tell you or give you the option of what format type you would like?
     
  8. OP
    Abolfazl

    Abolfazl Contributor

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    No they dont. Normal harddrives are ntfs. I just thought that a ssd harddrive would be different or something.
     
  9. Beezy 4 sheezy

    Beezy 4 sheezy Banned

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    My school uses the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 mini laptops. There pretty sick. Get one!
     
  10. I Got Me some 24"s

    I Got Me some 24"s Getting There

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  11. heytheree

    heytheree Enthusiast

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    That stupid face you attach to every single topic ever is seriously annoying.
     
  12. Psycho Homer

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    Post in the right section next time.
     
  13. Pieceman

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    Look around at geeks.com for some awesome laptop prices. That's where I got my lappy from :wink:
     
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    Abolfazl

    Abolfazl Contributor

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    Its just a face. Calm down.
    At least it isn't ╠ ╣ ╩ or any other alt code like that :smile:

    Sorry